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My First Time Buyer Said, "No Homes With An HOA"
I drove by the home at the right (there is one farther back) in early Spring and it jogged my memory about a situation I encountered last year.
I was showing homes to a first time buyer couple. They had told me they preferred homes where there was no homeowner's association with monthly fees
Since they were moving from a small apartment they wanted that money to help furnish their first home He was a tradesman and brought his company pamel truck home each night
I drove up to a little Cape Cod with dormers, picket fence with roses, fireplace and an American flag. The interior was quaint with lots of cute nooks and crannies plus a built-in corner hutch in the dining room. I knew they had fallen in love with it - they were holding hands as they took the tour
They asked to tour the neighborhood to "get a feel" for it. Of course, they commented on the "cosmetically and physically challenged" homes a few blocks away.
The lack of an HOA set up the conditions for derelict houses in the subdivision one of the neat houses within eyesight ... more
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